Six Reasons Why Jimmy Kimmel Might Actually Become The King of…

first_imgUncategorizedSix Reasons Why Jimmy Kimmel Might Actually Become The King of Late NightTONIGHT: L.A.’s most junior member in the guild of armchair schmoozers begins his quest to usurp the throneBy Elina Shatkin – January 8, 2013812ShareEmailFacebookTwitterPinterestReddItJimmy Kimmel is on a roll. On January 8 Jimmy Kimmel Live moves from its “sorry, we’re too sleepy to watch” midnight spot (complete with peppy Nightline lead-in) to 11:35 p.m., pitting the talk-show host against Jay Leno and David Letterman. (Conan O’Brien, exiled to TBS and pulling in atrocious ratings, is no legit contender.) Last September Kimmel hosted the Emmys, and this month he gets a star on the Walk of Fame. Can L.A.’s most junior member of the guild of armchair schmoozers usurp the throne? We’re counting on it.1. CrowdsourcingYou laugh, you cry, you feel a little outrage. The videos of parents pranking their kids as they dole out crummy Christmas presents or announce they’ve eaten all the Halloween candy are priceless.2. Fighting ShapeThe seven dwarves whistled while they worked; Kimmel walks while he writes jokes. With the help of a futuristic treadmill desk, the once roly-poly Kimmel lost 20 pounds. Unlike certain slimmed-down actors (cough, cough: Drew Carey), he didn’t lose any charm.3. Fountain of YouthAlong with Supreme Court justice and AARP spokesperson, late-night talk-show host is one of the few occupations where 44 is considered relatively young. With Kimmel’s two main rivals in their sixties, he’s a whippersnapper.4. Family ValuesWhether he’s stuffing his foul-mouthed aunt into a motion-capture leotard or packing his seven-year-old nephew into a suitcase, Kimmel enjoys tormenting his relatives. He also hires them for key positions on the show. Blood may be thicker than water, but laughter is more lucrative than both.5. Necessary CensorshipThe recurring bit in which Kimmel bleeps inoffensive words to make them seem smutty is a triumph of selective editing—and a smart critique of the FCC’s capriciousness.6. Musical ChairsSince day one music booker Scott Igoe has leaned toward performers who are unafraid to indulge their silly side, from operatic Josh Groban gamely singing Kanye West’s tweets to Eminem teaching Kimmel to rap (with limited success). TAGSJimmy Kimmel LiveJimmy KimmelCulture FilesPrevious articleThe Essential Movie Library #11: Jules and Jim (1962)Next articleA Good Day for MeatElina Shatkin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHORJames Corden Is Being Called Out for a Segment Mocking Asian FoodsThe Emmys Are On and Jimmy Kimmel Is HostingGoodbye to My Funny, Genial, Kind, and Warm Friend Fred Willardlast_img read more

UK GDP growth slows to 0.7 per cent

first_img Show Comments ▼ UK GDP growth slows to 0.7 per cent Friday 24 October 2014 4:54 am Share The UK’s GDP growth fell to 0.7 per cent in the third quarter of 2014, figures released by the Office for National Statistics this morning showed.The figure is slightly down from the second quarter’s 0.9 per cent, although slower growth had been expected. The construction sector led the charge, with growth of 0.8 per cent, while services grew 0.7 per cent and production output rose 0.5 per cent, and agriculture brought up the rear, with growth of 0.3 per cent.It’s worth pointing out that the figure is a preliminary estimate. Last month, the ONS revised up its original figure for the second quarter from 0.8 per cent. Although the figure has fallen from the previous quarter, it still makes the UK one of the fastest-growing major economies in Europe. However, it does add to mounting evidence headwinds from Europe, where growth is more muted, are beginning to affect recovery in the UK.The figure will add to conviction the Bank of England should delay a rise in interest rates. Recent economic data, including weaker-than-expected inflation of 1.2 per cent, has taken the pressure off the Bank to hike rates sooner rather than later, with a rise now expected in the middle of next year, rather than during the first few months.Howard Archer, chief European and UK economist at IHS global insight, said growth was “unlikely to dilute belief the Bank of England will hold off from raising interest rates until around mid-2015”.The government will be fervently hoping that growth holds up well as the May 2015 general election draws ever nearer, and it will be particularly hoping that earnings growth picks up and inflation remains low so that an increasing number of voters feel that their living standards are improving. But strong GDP growth may be a mixed blessing to David Cameron, who faces a €2.1bn (£1.57bn) one-off bill from the European Commission, thanks to the success of the UK’s economy. The EC said the UK must increase its contribution to the bloc because it has performed better than other EU countries since 1995. This morning Downing Street said it was planning to challenge the fee, with a source telling the FT it was “not acceptable”. whatsappcenter_img Tags: NULL whatsapp Emma Haslett last_img read more

Shutdown would suspend CDC flu program during severe influenza season

first_img About the Authors Reprints Senior News Editor [email protected] Daily reporting and analysis The most comprehensive industry coverage from a powerhouse team of reporters Subscriber-only newsletters Daily newsletters to brief you on the most important industry news of the day STAT+ Conversations Weekly opportunities to engage with our reporters and leading industry experts in live video conversations Exclusive industry events Premium access to subscriber-only networking events around the country The best reporters in the industry The most trusted and well-connected newsroom in the health care industry And much more Exclusive interviews with industry leaders, profiles, and premium tools, like our CRISPR Trackr. Update: Officials said Friday night that flu response would be preserved. Read more here. WASHINGTON — The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention won’t be able to support its annual influenza program if the government shuts down at midnight, according to the contingency plan for federal health agencies posted Friday. This year’s timing coincides with an especially severe flu season that has not yet reached its peak.The most recent shutdown, in 2013, saw the majority of CDC flu staff furloughed, MedPage Today reported. “State health departments [were] still collecting flu data, but their information [was] not being sent to the CDC. Among other things, that means the agency has no idea of the geographic spread of the disease — something that’s often used to smooth out the delivery of vaccine.” Politics What is it? Unlock this article — plus daily intelligence on Capitol Hill and the life sciences industry — by subscribing to STAT+. First 30 days free. GET STARTED STAT+ is STAT’s premium subscription service for in-depth biotech, pharma, policy, and life science coverage and analysis. Our award-winning team covers news on Wall Street, policy developments in Washington, early science breakthroughs and clinical trial results, and health care disruption in Silicon Valley and beyond. GET STARTEDcenter_img Erin Mershon What’s included? Log In | Learn More By Erin Mershon and Ike Swetlitz Jan. 19, 2018 Reprints A flu shot is drawn. Tim Boyle/Getty Images Shutdown would suspend CDC flu program during severe influenza season Tags infectious diseasepolicy @eemershon last_img read more

New CDC report offers a possible clue about why vaping illnesses sprang up in 2019

first_img JOSE LUIS MAGANA/AFP via Getty Images Vitamin E acetate, which is commonly used in supplements and skin creams, doesn’t seem to cause harm when swallowed or used topically. But previous research suggests inhaling the sticky substance might impair lung function. It isn’t clear how widespread the use of vitamin E acetate is in e-cigarette and vaping products nationwide.advertisement Related: A new report adds to the evidence that vitamin E acetate might play a role in a spate of vaping-related illnesses that have sickened thousands. It could also offer an early clue about why the illnesses appeared seemingly suddenly this year — though experts caution it’s too soon to rule out other potential culprits.The chemical — used as an additive or thickener in some vaping products — was found in vaping products used by 11 of 12 patients sickened with vaping-related illness in Minnesota, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported Tuesday. Those products also all contained THC, the ingredient which gives marijuana its high and which the majority of patients with vaping-related illness have used.Earlier this month, the CDC identified vitamin E acetate as a “potential toxin of concern” in the outbreak of serious lung illnesses associated with vaping or e-cigarette use, which has sickened 2,290 people. There have been 47 deaths tied to the outbreak, according to the CDC.advertisement Stephen Hahn, Trump’s FDA nominee, pledges ‘bold action’ on vaping but sidesteps questions on flavor ban HealthNew CDC report offers a possible clue about why vaping illnesses sprang up in 2019 [email protected] Megan Thielking Tags government agenciespublic healthrespiratory About the Author Reprints @meggophone In an analysis published earlier this month by the CDC, researchers found vitamin E acetate in every sample of lung fluid collected from 29 patients with e-cigarette or vaping associated lung injury (EVALI) across 10 states. Health officials have said those findings still need to be confirmed, including through animal studies. The new report also points to a potential answer to a question that has stumped the public health community: Why do the illnesses appear to have only started in 2019, when vaping has been popular for years?Minnesota health officials tested 10 THC-containing vaping products seized by law enforcement in 2018, before the EVALI outbreak began. They also tested 20 products seized from a raid in 2019, which happened amid the outbreak. None of the products seized in 2018 tested positive for vitamin E acetate — but all of the products in 2019 did. The authors say that suggests “that vitamin E acetate might have been introduced recently as a diluent or filler.”It’s important to note that the analysis represents only a small slice of the wide range of products used by patients with vaping-related illnesses. The report’s authors say there’s a need for more research to determine whether inhaled vitamin E acetate is directly causing cases of EVALI. The CDC has also said it’s too soon to rule out other possible causes.Health officials are urging the public to avoid vaping, and in particular, to avoid using products that contain THC or that were purchased from informal sources. The CDC also warned against adding vitamin E acetate to any vaping products. By Megan Thielking Nov. 26, 2019 Reprints News Editorlast_img read more

Pharmalittle: More countries halt use of AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccine; Moderna studies its shot in children

first_img Ed Silverman Pharmalittle: More countries halt use of AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccine; Moderna studies its shot in children Unlock this article — plus daily coverage and analysis of the pharma industry — by subscribing to STAT+. First 30 days free. GET STARTED Pharmalot What is it? Daily reporting and analysis The most comprehensive industry coverage from a powerhouse team of reporters Subscriber-only newsletters Daily newsletters to brief you on the most important industry news of the day STAT+ Conversations Weekly opportunities to engage with our reporters and leading industry experts in live video conversations Exclusive industry events Premium access to subscriber-only networking events around the country The best reporters in the industry The most trusted and well-connected newsroom in the health care industry And much more Exclusive interviews with industry leaders, profiles, and premium tools, like our CRISPR Trackr. Log In | Learn More Pharmalot Columnist, Senior Writer Ed covers the pharmaceutical industry. Alex Hogan/STAT @Pharmalot center_img STAT+ is STAT’s premium subscription service for in-depth biotech, pharma, policy, and life science coverage and analysis. Our award-winning team covers news on Wall Street, policy developments in Washington, early science breakthroughs and clinical trial results, and health care disruption in Silicon Valley and beyond. Rise and shine, another busy day is on the way. Most days are busy, though, yes? So why not surrender to the rapid-fire pace and reach for a cup of stimulation to help the neurons get moving? Our coffee kettle stands ready, along with a pouch of glazed original doughnut, a flavor for the adventurous. As always, we have also assembled a few items of interest to move things along. We hope your day goes well and you conquer the world, such as it is. And please do reach out if you hear something saucy or have a secret dossier that needs a home. …Germany, Italy, France, and Spain joined the ranks of European countries that temporarily halted use of the Covid-19 shot made by AstraZeneca (AZN) over blood-clot concerns, dealing another blow to the continent’s sluggish vaccination rollout and threatening the credibility of the vaccine itself, The Wall Street Journal says. The European Medicines Agency is expected by Thursday to give its verdict on safety and potential risks from a review of the reported cases. And STAT explains why this is a curious incident. Tags STAT+ [email protected] What’s included? About the Author Reprints By Ed Silverman March 16, 2021 Reprints GET STARTEDlast_img read more

Think twice before you Google a prospective employee or client

The documents, Guidelines for Social Media Background Checks were released in Oct. 2011 by B.C. and in Alberta in Dec. 2011. They are meant to help business owners adhere to these provinces’ Personal Information Protection Acts. Under that legislation, employers who conduct background checks on potential employees using social media may be violating the individual’s privacy rights. The legislation describes social media as social networking sites, blogs, micro-blogging and file sharing sites. In provinces without specific privacy legislation in this area, including Ontario, the federal Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act applies. The federal privacy commissioner’s office also offers guidelines on the use of social media in this context. While it’s acceptable for advisors to conduct searches for personal reasons, privacy law comes into play the minute the search is business related, such as finding a new team member or prospective client. “If [advisors] are doing research for business purposes PIPA would apply,” says Caitlin Lemiski, a policy analyst with the Office of the Information and Privacy Commissioner for British Columbia in Victoria. “So, they have to be really careful about the kind of information they collect.” Information that is safe to collect during an online background check includes: information from an online telephone directory, newspapers or court records. It does not matter whether the information is collected from an office computer, home laptop, tablet or smart phone, says Lemiski. Share this article and your comments with peers on social media Fiona Collie Ontario court reaffirms PIPEDA obligations Financial advisors who research potential clients online or conduct background checks via social media on candidates for a staff position need to be careful that they are not in violation of privacy law. To help clarify what is permitted and what is not, the privacy commissioners in British Columbia and Alberta have recently released guidelines. Keywords Privacy,  Social media Related news Facebook LinkedIn Twitter Digital privacy issues take centre stage read more

Positive economic data emerges from U.S., eurozone

first_img IE StaffAssociated Press Economy lost 68,000 jobs in May Household debt-to-income ratio fell in first quarter: Statscan Keywords Economic indicators,  Interest rates Facebook LinkedIn Twitter The Federal Reserve makes its next rate announcement on June 19, with the odds of a rate cut at 27.5%, according to the CME FedWatch Tool. However, the latest positive U.S. economic data might dampen such speculation.The Institute for Supply Management (ISM), an association of purchasing managers, reported Wednesday that its service index rose to 56.9 last month, up from 55.5 in April. Readings above 50 point toward continued growth. Share this article and your comments with peers on social media Related news Leading indicators signal steady rebound: OECD Today’s reading was against expectations for a marginal fall in the index and indicates that the services side of the U.S. economy accelerated in contrast to its manufacturing counterpart, said CIBC economist Katherine Judge in emailed commentary on Wednesday.Likewise, BMO senior economist Jennifer Lee said in a report that, while manufacturers “struggle under the weight of tariffs, non-manufacturers appear to be holding up well in the face of uncertainty.”The reading is especially significant considering that non-manufacturing accounts for about 80% of the private sector economy, she said.The service sector has been expanding for 112 straight months, according to the ISM index. Of the 18 industries in the survey, 16 said in May that they were expanding, adding one positive voice to April’s count, Lee noted.While today’s data won’t end speculation of a rate cut this year, it should temper expectations for the Fed’s June rate announcement, assuming forthcoming economic data doesn’t surprise to the downside, Lee said.A positive indicator for the eurozoneIn the eurozone, a closely watched survey shows the economy picked up steam in May to expand at a three-month high rate, also thanks to the service sector.Financial information firm IHS Markit said Wednesday that its purchasing managers index—a broad gauge of economic activity across manufacturing and services—for the 19-country single currency bloc rose to 51.8 during the month, from 51.5 in April. Anything above 50 indicates an increase in output.A broader assessment of the survey, which will form part of Thursday’s analysis by the European Central Bank’s policymaking panel when it sets interest rates, showed the services sector largely behind the growth, with manufacturing lagging. Germany, Europe’s biggest economy, also saw growth accelerate.However, the firm’s chief business economist, Chris Williamson, said prospects for the year ahead are “gloomier.”In April, the International Monetary Fund downgraded its economic outlook for several regions, including the Euro Area, the growth forecast of which dropped 0.3% to 1.3% for 2019.Last month, BMO Capital Markets forecasted that the ECB will hold rates while it assesses whether improvement in economic activity has staying power and as global tariffs potentially take hold.last_img read more

Diaspora Members Can Play a More Integral Role in Promoting Investment Linkages – Bell

first_imgRelatedDiaspora Members Can Play a More Integral Role in Promoting Investment Linkages – Bell Diaspora Members Can Play a More Integral Role in Promoting Investment Linkages – Bell Foreign AffairsSeptember 4, 2009 Advertisements RelatedDiaspora Members Can Play a More Integral Role in Promoting Investment Linkages – Bellcenter_img FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail Deputy President of Jamaica Trade and Invest (JTI), Lisa Bell, has stressed the importance of members of the Jamaican Diaspora in the United States, playing a more integral role in enhancing and promoting trade and investment linkages between that country and Jamaica.“You, the members of the Diaspora, are our eyes and ears in this market. You have the information that can influence how we develop products and access investment opportunities. You can help us determine where the focus needs to be, based on demand, and where the limited resources need to be pointed,” Ms. Bell argued.She was addressing a ‘Serious Business’ symposium, at the fourth Jamaican Business Expo, held at the Sunset Lakes Community Centre, Miramar, Florida, USA, on September 2.Ms. Bell said that despite Jamaica continuing to grapple with the impact of the global economic downturn, the country remains an attractive destination for investments. To this end, the Deputy President disclosed that she met with several investors out of South Florida, who have expressed an interest in making major investments in Jamaica.In the case of one of these interests, she pointed out that, “despite the ongoing crisis, this investor clearly recognises the value of the Jamaican brand, and is looking for opportunities to expand his business.”Areas for investment opportunities, which Ms. Bell highlighted in her presentation, included: Tourism (incorporating attraction, boutique hotels, health, sports and eco-tourism); Information and Communications Technology (encompassing knowledge process outsourcing); Agribusiness (comprising the value added components, such as sauces, extracts and spices); Minerals (limestone); and the Creative Industries, among others.Prior to her presentation, Ms. Bell and representatives of the Jamaica USA Chamber of Commerce (JAUSACC), which staged the expo, signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU), which is expected to enhance business relationships between both sides. In this vein, she urged members of the Diaspora to play a more interactive role in strengthening the partnership.“You play a critical role, and for that reason this MoU is very critical. Your enthusiasm and your commitment to Jamaica are deeply appreciated, and now is the time for us to work together. Usain Bolt and the rest of (Jamaica’s) athletes have shown us that we can achieve great things,” Ms. Bell said.Some 19 local manufacturing and exporting entities, inclusive of small businesses, participated in the expo, staged between September 3 and 4. Their participation was co-ordinated by the JTI, in tandem with the Jamaica Manufacturers’ Association (JMA) and the Jamaica Exporters’ Association (JEA).Sponsorship for the participation of the small business entities was provided by the Jamaica Public Service Company (JPS). This assisted in facilitating the display of a number of local products, which shared space in the Brand Jamaica booth, mounted at the event.The JTI also initiated the registration of a number of South Florida business-persons, who expressed an interest in participating in the JMA/JEA Expo scheduled for June 17 to 20, 2010, in Kingston. RelatedDiaspora Members Can Play a More Integral Role in Promoting Investment Linkages – Belllast_img read more

Without ‘constructive international diplomacy’ Syria’s peace process will not move forward

first_imgWithout ‘constructive international diplomacy’ Syria’s peace process will not move forward The United NationsThe UN Special Envoy for Syria said there had to be “constructive international diplomacy” if the peace process is to move forward in any way, appearing before the Security Council behind closed doors on Tuesday.“I am more convinced than ever that without this, it is unlikely that any track – the constitutional track or any other – will really move forward”, Geir O. Pedersen told a stakeout held online for UN correspondents, following the briefing.Syria has been beset by brutal conflict, economic collapse, and a disastrous humanitarian crisis for nearly ten years.The UN humanitarian office, OCHA, estimates that some 80 per cent of the population currently lives in poverty, and civilians face a range of dangers – from instability, arbitrary detention and abduction, to criminality and the activities of terrorist groups.Political settlement ‘must be negotiated’ Meanwhile, on the diplomatic front, the UN envoy observed “a lack of trust and confidence …political will to compromise…[and] of political space to compromise too.” He told the Council that although many of the issues of concern to the parties are neither constitutional nor “even in the hands of the Syrians themselves”, they are all linked.“I stressed that no one actor or existing group of actors – Syrian or foreign – can determine the political settlement of the conflict. It must be negotiated”, said Mr. Pedersen. Furthermore, he believes that while everyone accepts that, “most players seem keen for the other side to move first”.‘Mutual and reciprocal steps’ The UN envoy upheld the need for constructive international diplomacy that bridges existing divides and focuses on “mutual and reciprocal steps”.According to Mr. Pedersen, “steps, defined with realism and precision” can create the trust and confidence needed to “generate movement on the issues in resolution 2254“, which calls for a ceasefire and political settlement in Syria.He said that he would continue engaging with the government in Damascus, the Syrian National Council (SNC) and the two Co-Chairs with the hopes of traveling to the capital city “in the not-too-distant future”.Humanitarian access to Al Hol Meanwhile, speaking to journalists at his regular press briefing, spokesperson Stéphane Dujarric shared the UN’s concern over the situation of almost 62,000 people living in Syria’s Al Hol camp, of whom 93 per cent are women and children – many wives and children of extremists – more than 31,000 of whom are under the age of 12.On Wednesday, UN independent rights experts called on governments to repatriate their nationals immediately from Al Hol, saying that “an unknown number” had died while being detained in the “squalid” camps of Syria’s northeast.“We and our humanitarian partners continue to provide comprehensive and lifesaving assistance at Al Hol, including through food, clean drinking water, health facilities, shelter and a range of other services”, he said.To help protect families against the cold winter temperatures, close to 4,000 tents have been replaced, and essential items distributed, including heating fuel, blankets and winter clothes.“The UN stresses the need for full and regular humanitarian access to the camp so that all residents continue to receive essential assistance”, underscored Mr. Dujarric.“Durable solutions for all residents are needed”, he said, adding that any returns must be “voluntary, safe and dignified”. /UN News Release. This material comes from the originating organization and may be of a point-in-time nature, edited for clarity, style and length. View in full here. Why?Well, unlike many news organisations, we have no sponsors, no corporate or ideological interests. We don’t put up a paywall – we believe in free access to information of public interest. Media ownership in Australia is one of the most concentrated in the world (Learn more). Since the trend of consolidation is and has historically been upward, fewer and fewer individuals or organizations control increasing shares of the mass media in our country. According to independent assessment, about 98% of the media sector is held by three conglomerates. This tendency is not only totally unacceptable, but also to a degree frightening). Learn more hereWe endeavour to provide the community with real-time access to true unfiltered news firsthand from primary sources. It is a bumpy road with all sorties of difficulties. We can only achieve this goal together. Our website is open to any citizen journalists and organizations who want to contribute, publish high-quality insights or send media releases to improve public access to impartial information. You and we have the right to know, learn, read, hear what and how we deem appropriate.Your support is greatly appreciated. All donations are kept completely private and confidential.Thank you in advance!Tags:abduction, conflict, Damascus, detention, Diplomacy, diplomatic, drinking water, Government, Humanitarian, international diplomacy, resolution, security, Security Council, settlement, Syria, UNlast_img read more

Applications for 2022 kindergarten registrations are open

first_imgApplications for 2022 kindergarten registrations are open Families in Cardinia Shire are encouraged to register for 2022 kindergarten places by 5pm Wednesday 30 June 2021 to be considered for first-round offers.Children who attend educational play-based kindergarten develop lifelong skills that build their confidence, enhance their social and language skills, expand their physical abilities and are prepared for schooling.Did you know that in Cardinia Shire kindergartens will be offering two years of funded kindergarten programs? If your child turns 3 years of age by 30 April 2022, they are eligible to attend the 1st year of the funded kindergarten program. If your child turns 4 years of age by 30 April 2022, they are eligible to attend the 2nd year of the funded kindergarten program.In Cardinia Shire, Council provides a central registration portal for both years for kindergarten programs offered in Council facilities.Two new kindergartens at Rix Road, Officer and Pink Hill Boulevard, Officer have recently been added to the portal.Cardinia Shire Council Mayor Councillor Brett Owen said kindergarten was an essential part of social and personal development for children.“Kindergarten helps to develop language skills, problem-solving abilities and self-confidence,” Cr Owen said. “Research shows that great early education leads to better health, education and employment outcomes later in life, so we’d love to see local families enrol their children in kindergarten in Cardinia Shire.”1st year of funded kindergarten The 1st year of funded kindergarten (previously known as three-year-old kindergarten program) from 2022 will also be partially funded by the Victorian Government for up to 5-hours per week for eligible children who are three years-old on or before 30 April in the year they attend kindergarten. Children who have not yet turned three years of age in the year they attend their first funded year of kindergarten can attend the service if the service is able to meet the required ratios. Services can work with families of children born between January and April to decide whether to enrol their children in the year they turn three, or the following year.First-round offers for 1st year of funded kindergarten places in 2022 will be sent to parents from Monday 6 September 2021.2nd year of funded kindergarten The 2nd year of funded kindergarten (previously known as four-year-old kindergarten program) is partially funded by the Victorian Government. The Victorian Government provides up to 15-hours per week of kindergarten services for eligible children who are four years-old on or before 30 April in the year they attend kindergarten. Other subsidies may be available.First-round offers for 2nd year of funded kindergarten places in 2022 will be sent to parents from Monday 2 August 2021.Registrations Registrations are completed online using Council’s Central Registration Portal, which provides an easy, step-by-step process for parents.Registrations received after 5pm on Wednesday 30 June 2021 will be processed in later rounds and throughout the year as places become available or as required. /Public Release. This material comes from the originating organization and may be of a point-in-time nature, edited for clarity, style and length. View in full here. Why?Well, unlike many news organisations, we have no sponsors, no corporate or ideological interests. We don’t put up a paywall – we believe in free access to information of public interest. Media ownership in Australia is one of the most concentrated in the world (Learn more). Since the trend of consolidation is and has historically been upward, fewer and fewer individuals or organizations control increasing shares of the mass media in our country. According to independent assessment, about 98% of the media sector is held by three conglomerates. This tendency is not only totally unacceptable, but also to a degree frightening). Learn more hereWe endeavour to provide the community with real-time access to true unfiltered news firsthand from primary sources. It is a bumpy road with all sorties of difficulties. We can only achieve this goal together. Our website is open to any citizen journalists and organizations who want to contribute, publish high-quality insights or send media releases to improve public access to impartial information. You and we have the right to know, learn, read, hear what and how we deem appropriate.Your support is greatly appreciated. All donations are kept completely private and confidential.Thank you in advance!Tags:Cardinia, Cardinia Shire Council, Central, children, council, education, employment, Government, language, local council, love, meet, online, outcomes, Owen, research, Victorialast_img read more